Kitten Season is here! Learn how to help the cats in your community.

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What is “Kitten Season”? 

Every year as the weather warms, outdoor or community cats go into heat, breed, and start having kittens. This means tens of thousands of kittens can be born in a single “kitten season” just in the Bay Area.

Kittens as young as 4 months old can have multiple litters per year, and the population growth can be exponential, putting more stress on the cats already in the community. That’s one of many reasons it’s hugely important to get your animals spayed and neutered (it also prevents many painful and potentially life-threatening conditions), and to support your local animal organizations doing T-N-R (Trap-Neuter-Return). 

Currently, we do not directly do the Trap or Return part of TNR, and we do not have a fostering or adoption program. If you’re in the Bay Area, just a few of the many other groups supporting the Trap and Return part of TNR include Feral Change, ICRA, and Friends of Oakland Animal Services. Some of the groups doing kitten adoptions and fosters include Saving Grace Rescue Inc., Berkeley Humane Society, and Hopalong Animal Rescue

As you can see, it takes a whole community to pitch in and take care of these kittens and cats! We offer a feral cat package that includes a spay/neuter, vaccines, a microchip, and flea treatment. We also have traps that you can rent for your appointment.

 

Here are a few resources to help care for the cats in your community: 

Find kittens? What to do and not do. from Oakland Animal Services

Stray Cats, Feral Cats and Kittens resources from East Bay SPCA

Beginning TNR and other resources from Feral Change 

How to Live with Cats in Your Neighborhood (available in English, Spanish, and French) from Alley Cat Allies

Kitten Care Videos from Kitten Lady

Kitten Bottle Baby Basics video from Best Friends Animal Society 

Kitten Care Handouts for Adopters and Fosters from ASPCAPro

Do you have more questions? You can email us at [email protected] or (510) 215-9300.

Want to support us during our busiest season? You can give to or share our Kitten Season Fundraiser. 

 

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